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The Hottest August

The Hottest August is a movie starring Clare Coulter. Ordinary people in New York are asked to talk about their lives and their hopes for the future in a time marked by political division and climate change.

Running Time
1 hours 34 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Brett Story
Actors
Clare Coulter
Country
USA, Canada
Year
2019
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Ordinary people in New York are asked to talk about their lives and their hopes for the future in a time marked by political division and climate change.

Comments about documentary «The Hottest August» (20)

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Barbara

What can you say about a "documentary" that is so much more than that. Well, there's not much I can say. It's quite simply a stunning and gripping work of cinema. This is something I'm very familiar with. But not because of being a movie fan, but because of having a first hand encounter with the effects of mass media on a young person's development and self image. The movie does a great job of showing us a young man's struggle to overcome a lack of confidence in his self image. At the beginning of the film, I was wondering whether the director was going to depict the film as a very "hard" documentary, or a more straight forward and more "easy" film. But the truth is that this film is not a documentary. It is not very easy to "cope" with the truth. The truth is much more difficult to cope with than the film makers' intentions. The documentary approach to the subject is refreshing, and is a perfect way of portraying a documentary film. But for me the best part of the film was the cinematography. I have never been so impressed with the cinematography. Every shot is so beautifully shot and photographed. The film is very striking and beautiful. The people in the documentary, are portrayed in a very "non-standard" way, but in a good way. This film is about the effects of mass media on a young person's self image. It's a very unique and strong documentary. It is well worth watching. I recommend it highly.

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Kenneth O.

I read the comments on this movie and thought that it would be a great documentary of this event. But it wasn't. I thought that it was more about the people involved in this event and their reasons for it. The purpose of the movie was to show the attitudes of the people around that event. What really got to me about the movie was the fact that it was a political movie. There were so many political comments in it. They were even made by people who were not even present at the time of the event. I think that that it is a real problem with documentaries. I am still wondering about why it was so political. I also think that it was not as good as it could have been. If you have a chance to see this movie, do not miss it. It is a must see.

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Marie S.

A wonderful trip back in time. When the United States was still in a time warp, they had to race to open the "underground railroad" system that connected several states. Some of these days trips back in time are like this, with food and travel included. This is the best documentary about the process of "underground railroad". In this particular documentary, Chris Harrison (composer) and Eddie Dean (cinematographer) go behind the scenes to tell the history of how it all happened. The story of the "underground railroad" that connected the states is fascinating. The current concept is probably one of the most fascinating to anyone who has traveled the world. And the story of how the U.S. Government began to use it to move food from one part of the country to another is interesting to hear. The music of The Carpenters, who were one of the big names on the soundtrack for this documentary, was brilliant. The story of the "underground railroad" was very interesting. It was well done. I would have liked to have seen the "underground railroad" more of the specifics. It's all a bit like "about the history of the Titanic."

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Catherine

I've been to Hymny's before, but they've always made the same sort of noise about how it's impossible to know if you have a boyfriend or not. But it seems like they have finally moved to the "best guess" thing, and here's what I heard: They've had a 10 year relationship with 2 kids. Both kids are now 15. One kid is living with his parents, and the other is getting married. But all of this is made clear in the last 20 minutes, so you can tell this is a big joke. They even keep showing a baby sitting next to the camera, and you know the kid is still a baby. They also show the wedding. The first thing they do is a long "yay" to their daughter. It is made clear in the first ten minutes, but I still didn't believe it. The best guess is that they are still together, but they just have a different baby. The second thing is they both have the baby already, so they are about to give it away, so they keep the baby and move on to the wedding. But they are still together, so they try to get married again, and try to find the baby, and do something really awkward, and then it ends. So there you have it. That's all I can really remember. I'm sure there are other things. Anyway, I give this a 7/10. The rest of the movie is just about showing a couple of friends trying to live their lives as normal people, and it makes no sense.

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Grace

My name is J. Thomas and I am currently living in the Netherlands and working as a web designer. I first heard about this documentary a while ago and thought it would be interesting. At first I was a bit skeptical but when I saw it, I was quite amazed. It has everything you could want in a documentary: interesting interviews, interesting photography and of course the interviews. After the credits I decided to watch it again. So far, I have no complaints about the documentary. It is mostly a factual and fun story of a guy who has lost his family, has no friends and has to deal with this at his job. I also find it quite funny. For instance, when the narrator (who is a bit of a jerk in his personality) has to go into work for a day he complains about a friend of his being a bit of a workaholic. So the narrator then says that he would like to have a little break in the middle of the day. He also has a habit of talking to the dogs and talking about animals and about his job. So in the end he is always talking to his dog about what a nice guy he is. Overall, this documentary is good for a few laughs. I would recommend it to people who enjoy documentaries and love dogs. 7/10

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Brenda

The story is not new. It is a simple and very popular movie that we have already seen it a lot. However, the story in itself is quite interesting, and the idea behind the movie is very interesting and entertaining. But this is not a perfect movie, because it is not as smart as it could have been. I don't think this movie could have been as smart as it could have been, if they had spent more time on it. The director could have spent more time on the story, the idea behind the movie, and it could have been the best movie I have ever seen. But, I guess the main thing is that it is an interesting and interesting movie. If you like movies like The Usual Suspects or Cool as Ice, you might like this movie.

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Tyler Fernandez

The movie itself is about not going to be a major blockbuster, but it shows the inner workings of the US city with all the dutch people and they make an amazing movie. It is about to go on tour for awhile and one of the musicians even joins it. A few songs were not used in the movie, but they had the chance to do something in the movie. I really enjoyed this movie.

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Bryan

Phew, that was a long one. OK, so we didn't get to see all of the hotties in their swimsuits, but that's not really the point. There is no point to this documentary, other than to create another report for our personal profiles on the Internet. I mean, what more can you say about someone who has sex with nearly 100 people? If they weren't the most beautiful, well, let them enjoy their beauty. But if their bodies are too ugly, you'd be in a better mood, wouldn't you? All the beautiful bodies in the world cannot make you happy. If you want to make you want to see these gorgeous women and be in love with them, then this is the movie for you. Just don't expect to be surprised or surprised to see what you expected.

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Jonathan

The annual Christian festival known as the "Hottest August" is held every August in Columbus, Ohio, where approximately 75,000 people attend the annual festival. The event began in 1980 and has become the largest annual Christian gathering in the country. The Hottest August celebrates the friendship and kindness of strangers and encourages people to reach out to the one they love, and to show the world that love conquers all. The festival also welcomes representatives from other faith groups to tell their stories, and gives attendees a chance to interact with their fellow members of their faith community. The festival also honors a variety of religious figures from the past and present, and also provides an opportunity for participants to learn about those figures and what they stand for. The festival is a great opportunity for families to enjoy the holiday season and get a feel for what it's like to be a Christian. The highlight of the festival is the Great Lakes Region, which provides several hundred of the best Christian icons. Visitors can take photos and take a moment to reflect on what makes them Christians, as well as learn more about their faith. During the festival, visitors can find out more about the theology behind Christianity, including why God made Adam and Eve, the Bible, and the Ten Commandments. There are also activities that encourage attendees to consider their relationship with God and their role as a family. For example, the theater program, which features different options for families to enjoy the holiday season, has a number of groups that offer the opportunity to meet their family members. The Hottest August is an annual festival in Columbus, Ohio. The festival is held every August.

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Rachel D.

I'm sure that there are people out there who really love this film, but I'm not one of them. I'm not the kind of person who enjoys watching a movie just because I've seen it before. If I'm going to be "on the same page" as a movie, I'm going to make sure that I can take it at least some time, and that the movie is watchable by me. And this one wasn't. It was a lame movie that was so bad that it was entertaining to me. That's not a compliment, and I don't believe that this is an accurate portrayal of the people who work on this movie. There were certain scenes that really sucked, and that were quite common for this type of movie. (Note: I said "mainly" because I was not so impressed with a lot of the other scenes, and that really annoyed me.) So I didn't care for this movie as much as I thought I would. I didn't really get the whole "set of odd things" theme. I don't get how this movie had a rating of 9.4 out of 10. That's a very high rating for a movie I would not recommend. The reviewers that said that this was the best movie of the year? Just plain dumb. If they didn't like it, they didn't like it enough.

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Austin

This film was made for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It's about the rise of the Pussy Riot band, who do a variety of protests. When I saw the poster I thought it was going to be about the band. But it's more about them than about their music. The video is hilarious and the director, Felix J. Magritte, also directed "From Hell". It's worth seeing for the history of the Pussy Riot, but I think it could have been better.

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Kathleen Allen

The Hottest August is a documentary about a mother who, because of a traumatic experience in her past, goes into a coma after a car accident, waking up in a strange house where she has to solve the mystery of her son's disappearance. The real story, however, is the second story that follows the mother and the time spent in the hospital and during the coma, and it's a fascinating one. This is the first film from director/writer/producer Jason Friedberg, who does an excellent job of presenting both stories. The director's point of view is obviously different from that of Friedberg's, and it makes a difference, but the first story is probably the best. It is the story of a mother who, because of a traumatic experience in her past, goes into a coma after a car accident, waking up in a strange house where she has to solve the mystery of her son's disappearance. Friedberg's first story is less interesting than the second story, but I don't feel it is bad. It is the story of a mother who is suffering from depression, who is trying to forget her son's death and that makes her crazy. The director shows the mother's father, and how he is completely indifferent to his daughter's situation. He doesn't seem to understand what is happening to her, and the father shows no sympathy or understanding of what is happening to his daughter. It is this lack of understanding of the father that makes the mother's story more interesting. I think the director's point of view is the right one and the mother's story is the one that is more interesting. Overall, the director does an excellent job of presenting both stories. The first story is a compelling one, and the second story is a good one. I think that the director is trying to show both stories in one movie. I think the movie could have used a shorter running time and perhaps shown the stories in a different order. However, I really liked the way that the director was able to present both stories in a very entertaining way. Overall, The Hottest August is a very interesting and entertaining movie. It is not perfect, but I think it is an excellent movie that has many good qualities. It is worth seeing. I rate it a 7/10.

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Bobby Shaw

Reno is the ultimate South Carolina gentleman and is always the first to make a move on the women he meets. The Dude is a star athlete who has achieved many athletic feats in his day, but has also made numerous false claims to his age. Along with his love of the outdoors and country music, he is also very religious. Their road trip crosses the South Carolina coast in a quest to discover the truth about Reno. We hear many of the stories of the people they meet along the way, and how they help shape the path they travel. In particular, we hear the stories of Bobbie, Reno's girlfriend, who was the first woman Reno slept with. Bobbie describes a path to the sea, which brings her to South Carolina, where Reno's journey takes him to the hidden true nature of the people. There is a surprising cameo by Reno himself, in which he opens up about his strange condition, a genetic anomaly that has left him with a severe voice-box. One of the most touching stories of all is a story of a young girl who was very different from her peers. Reno and Bobbie's adventures bring her to the realization that her looks have made her a success, and she has become a model of beauty. While we are still learning more about the odd condition, we are moved to understand how beautiful the world is, and the way that it is possible to live in the "wrong" way. Ultimately, this is a film that is a love letter to the South Carolina of the 1950's and 1960's, and it has a very modern and personal feel to it. We see the reactions of people from different walks of life, and their reactions are very real. Many of the men and women they meet along the way are very sympathetic, but there are still some who don't seem to understand their actions. In a way, we are reminded that there are still real issues in the world, and that it is possible to have feelings that others cannot see. The only real criticism I can give this film is that it is a bit too long. The entire film could have been condensed into a 20-minute documentary. But, all in all, this is a very well made film. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone who is interested in a more personal look at the Southern South.

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Grace Oliver

An excellent documentary on the height of Hollywood's power to influence pop culture, starring such people as John Cusack, John Travolta, Henry Winkler, and most notable of all, Billy Crystal. This is not a bad movie at all, but it's hard to understand what is really important about it, because it seems to me that the most important thing about the film is that it just shows a lot of people laughing at everything. While that's not really the point of a documentary, it is a problem of the film's format. In order to show how ridiculous the situation is, it had to tell the story of the movie industry as a whole, and not only the short story that was already known. I think that a documentary could have been more focused, but hey, it's a movie and it's fun to watch.

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Juan

I was surprised to see that this documentary was made before August, and that it was shot in Chicago, I think that was a good decision. I have seen a lot of movies about it, but this was the best one that I've seen. The content of this movie is good, and the work is excellent. It was a great experience. I also think that the documentary is well-made. The audio is very good, and the editing is great. The last 20 minutes of the movie are very touching and bring tears to your eyes. This is a must-see documentary. It is also very entertaining and very interesting. My only problem with this documentary is that it goes for too long, but I can forgive that because I can't stop thinking about it for a long time. I give this documentary a 7 out of 10.

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Julie W.

In a bizarre year, 1976, the Beach Boys' classic album "Pet Sounds" was released and an unfortunate string of fires broke out in an L.A. area apartment complex. With no leads in the case, the investigators decide to begin their investigation with the help of a couple who lived at the apartment complex. I recently viewed this documentary on a DVD I had purchased and I was pleasantly surprised. The film offers a good deal of information, and it's interesting to see how the investigators react when they hear of the disaster. I especially enjoyed seeing a couple interviewed, Bob and Doris Love, as they revealed a little about what happened. I hope the filmmakers will release this film on DVD, as it has been a little difficult to find.

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Brandon Warren

This documentary chronicles the year 2000 through the eye of Dennis Hastert. Hastert, a Republican politician, served as speaker of the house from 1995 to 1999 and was convicted of bank fraud and lying to the FBI for months on end. Through his testimony, it is shown how his decision to forgo his congressional salary in favor of some cushy academic position turned out to be the downfall of the Republican party and the rise of the right-wing Tea Party movement. After his conviction, Hastert is sentenced to 15 years in prison and eventually released. He tries to start over, but the legal system is only going to keep getting in the way. This documentary shows how Hastert tried to make a difference, but it was too late. This is a great documentary and I would recommend watching it. 7/10

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Charles Rivera

A trip to the Sahara Desert, the "dark side of the moon", and the ghost of a spacecraft returning to Earth. What more can one ask for? The movie does deliver a few insights and theories about the nature of the universe. It does contain a lot of facts and statistics, but there are times when the movie becomes boring and doesn't make much sense. It is an exciting movie to watch, and is more likely to intrigue and fascinate a science geek. On the other hand, it's also hard to get to know anything about the background of the movie in a single viewing, and as a result, it is hard to fully grasp what it's trying to say about the nature of reality. The idea of a real-life spacecraft crashing into Earth is one that is completely illogical, and to think that this movie portrays this scenario as being the reality is to ignore the reality that our current space program is far from flawless, and that the notion of a spacecraft hitting the ground in a near-miss scenario is absurd. This movie is worth seeing once, and maybe twice, but will not make much sense once you've seen it.

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Evelyn

I am a total early summer action fan, and have watched most of the recent summer films in the cinema. This documentary follows the lives of the people who make the films, and the money that goes into them. While the interviews are mostly pleasant, there are also a few negative remarks, like when the producer remarks how the audience always wants more violence, but the director and actors just feel that they cannot show violence. If you're looking for a good, straight to the point, fast paced documentary, this is the film for you.

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Ruth

The young New Zealander featured in the opening credits (played by Toby Onwubin) spends most of the film looking sullen and bored. But the film itself, which follows him from his birth to his graduation from university, is interesting and will make you think. The film seems to be primarily about the late, great David Thweatt, and about the efforts he made in the 1960s and 1970s to find his way in a world that didn't quite fit him. This meant not only giving up his life in order to follow his dream, but also going back and reading up on his life and experience. This movie gives you a sense of the resources that he had at his disposal. You can see that there are things he could have done to improve his life, and he did the best he could. He was a bit too ambitious, but not that unrealistic. I think that this film gives a much needed light to the experiences of today's youth, and gives them a chance to realize that what they have is much more important than what they think. I also think that it will make them more aware of the educational opportunities available to them, especially in the US.